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Produced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), this digitally colorized, scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image, depicts two blue-colored, spherical, methicillin-resistant, Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria, that were in the process of being phagocytized by an uncolored, human white blood cell (WBC). The bacteria shown are members of the strain MRSA252, a leading cause of hospital associated, nosocomial infections in the United States, and United Kingdom.
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Content Providers(s): National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Creation Date: 2012
Photo Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
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